Madelaine Pelser

Telephone (+61 3) 9870 9870
Fax (+61 3) 9870 5704

Madelaine was admitted to practice in 1981 and has had a wide variety of commercial litigation experience in large city firms.

More recently she has practised in the Wills and Estates area and in 2005 she commenced the long running case of Nicholson v Knaggs [2009] VSC 64 which challenged a will in a large estate on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, lack of knowledge and approval of the terms of the will and undue influence. This case effectively changed the law relating to undue influence in wills cases.

She has also successfully conducted claims under part IV of the Administration and Probate Act 1958 and many other estate litigation matters.

Since joining Hutchinson Legal in 2014, Madelaine now concentrates on drafting wills, powers of attorney, the administration of estates and on giving general advice regarding Wills and Estate matters and all matters relating to Elder Law.  She has a sensitivity and understanding of the grieving process and general emotions which surround this area of practice.

Outside work Madelaine relishes time spent with her children and enjoys walking, reading and catching up with friends, for relaxation.

  • Areas of Practice »
    • Wills & Probate
    • Administration of Estates
    • Lifestage Planning
    • Eldercare Legal
  • Professional Qualifications »
    • Barrister & Solicitor – Supreme Court of Victoria
    • Barrister & Solicitor – High Court of Australia
    • Bachelor of Laws – Monash University
    • Bachelor of Jurisprudence – Monash University